Art Deco Weekend

girlNapier with glamour — girls, glitz and good times

By Bernie Randall
Kapiti Coast resident

I would encourage every senior person who finds life boring to — at least once — make the pilgrimage to Napier and feel the art deco atmosphere. You will not be disappointed!

The Art Deco weekend was a success because if you like all things 1930’s this is the place to be.

Nonstop entertainment from vintage cars, bicycle belles, 1930’s fringe theatre, colourful gazebos, vintage cars, those amazing men in their flying machines, dancing in the street and many spectators  dressed in 1930’s wear.toff with austin convertibleAll were on display in a hectic frantic nonstop ring a ding ding weekend.

If you secretly wished to have lived in the 1930’s Napier was the happening place.

image023From the toff with the dosh, to the speakeasy visitor it was simply overwhelming. Champagne breakfast at the County Hotel with Carl the wait staff who, when asked what tea he had quipped “I have a Capital T and lowercase t”

To another guest when putting some food on a side dish for her, quipped “you didn’t expect a bit on the side for breakfast!”

The whole weekend was full of quips, music and banter from the many participants.

child in toy carThe soap box derby for the youngsters was popular with many dressing in 1930’s gear.

Legal Tender and Rusty and Rose from the Kapiti Coast performed some great country music.

And as the curtain fell, the girl on the deserted street corner (pic at top) told passers-by that she was waiting for her mother, so both could return home from a wondrous weekend.